India and other Group 4 countries reaffirmed their commitment to multilateralism and called for the early reform of the United Nations Security Council.
Hours after U.S President Donald Trump pilloried multilateralism in this address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Foreign Ministers of Brazil, Japan and Germany — Aloysio Nunes Ferreira, Taro Kono and Heiko Maas, respectively — were hosted by external Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for the G-4 meeting. “The G-4 Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to multilateralism. G-4 Ministers stressed that adapting the United Nations to the contemporary needs of the 21st century necessarily required reforming the Security Council.